The zBoard product line has been Way Basics’ pride and joy for years. Its modular capabilities have unleashed our creative side. Its strength and durability have supported us (and our possessions) in times of need. Its peel-stick-done assembly process have kept us tool- and frustration-free. Its recycle-ability has kept our planet a little greener. And its brilliant colors have lit up our day.
However, we think it’s time to make a new addition to our Way Basics family, one that offers a whole new spectrum of possibilities. The best part about it? It has all the favorite traits and core values of Way Basics. Way Basics is proud to present to you our entirely new product line: Modlife.
Modlife is a series of shelving units made of high-grade plastic that is made in Switzerland, ensuring top-quality material and design. Assembly is simple: just plug, snap, done! No tools required and no room for error. As the name suggests, all modlife products are capable of anywhere from three to six different configurations depending on the shelf. Our four basic shelves have a total of 17 different possible designs! Be sure to check out the different configurations on our website [hyperlink to Way Basics' modlife page]. These shelves provide plenty of space for convenient storage for audio equipment, books, files, textiles, toys or ornaments. Different configurations, different possibilities. With modlife, creativity knows no bounds.
The Lucerne shelf is perfect for making the most use of small spaces, but is simple and savvy enough to stand on the main stage as well. The low tiers make the Lucerne great as a shoe rack, a magazine holder, or even desk shelving. Configure it into one of its two other forms and you have yourself a nightstand or coffee table.
The Lugano shelf represents all the creativity and innovation of the modlife line in its most basic form. Its particular configuration possibilities make it one of the most efficient modlife products, able to be used in an endless variety of situations. The original configuration is well-suited as a stand for low-lying furniture or as a footrest. In its tall configuration, it’s a perfect size for shelving in the office or in the bathroom. Lastly, use it as a simple cube to add playfulness or boldness into a room depending on what you put on it.
The Geneva shelf boasts five different possible configurations, making it truly a shelf for all occasions. Its size sits at a nice median, so you can configure it to meld into the background, or use it to display a collection in the center of the room. Because of its many configurations, it can be used as anything from a coffee table to in-closet storage, to a bathroom shelf, or even in the office. The possibilities are endless and the choice is yours!
As its name suggests, the Zurich shelf is our largest and therefore most variable shelf. Its size allows for it to fit some roles that none of the other midlife shelves can approach, such as a room divider or a staircase shelf. Put two side-by-side and fill an entire closet with ample shelving space. Of course, it can still serve as more traditional space for displaying a collection, holding large quantities of office supplies or clothes, or livening up a room. You’ll definitely want to spend some time looking at the additional images to see which of the six distinct configurations you’ll want to choose.
We’re very proud of our new modlife line, and hope you’ll love it as much as we do! New colors coming soon!
It’s finally here! Due to popular demand, we have decided to release our amazing cubes in a new, super size! Now sporting an increase in all three dimensions, the SuperCube is here to store an even greater variety of items: extra-large stuffed animals, vinyl records, textbooks, purses, anything! As with all our products, they’re perfect for designers or lovers of elegance in simplicity. Mix and match them with our storage baskets and other accessories to make yourself a personalized and gorgeous shelving system. Take a look at some of these neat configurations, and send us some of your own creative flair!
We know how difficult it is to keep a clean space with minimal effort. That’s why we’ve developed our newest product to fit that role and help you a bit in sweeping the proverbial mess under the rug! Because we all need that nice-looking box that we can throw all our stuff into and shut the lid. We are pleased to introduce to you our newest product: The Manhattan Storage Bench and Coffee Table!
This brand-new storage bench has a secure lid so a space remains clean no matter what mess you throw in! Use it as a footrest in front of your couch, or a footstool to reach high places. It’s also perfect to use for storage in your garage, entryway, kitchen, anywhere! And of course you can sit on it while whittling a wood sculpture or just tying your shoes.
Keeping things simple is one of our hallmarks! The assembly process is so simple, it doesn’t even require words. Just take a look at the photos below!
Watch as Julie assembles the Way Basics Storage Cube in less than 3 minutes! Just peel, stick done.
Julie Morgenstern is an organization and time management expert, business productivity consultant, and speaker. She is also a New York Times bestselling author. Her company Julie Morgenstern Enterprises helps individuals and companies transform the way we function through a wide range of practical solutions.
Many of our customers purchase multiple cubes and piece them together to create a storage solution. We thought we could make it even easy for you and created the Quad Cube. This unit is a single piece with 4 cubicles the same size as our regular cube. Rather than a backing board, we have created a modern checkered looks with a zBoard back board. Great for children’s rooms and simple home organization. You can even put it in your closet and or dorm room to store your clothes. Got toys, socks, or anything you want to store but want to hide? Get the storage bins from JJ Cole to fit perfectly into each cubicle.
WB: Very cool. But what makes you so different from all the other Cubes out there?
Cube: Glad you asked. For starters, I’m made of 99% recycled paper.
WB: Wow, really? How’d you manage that!? And what about the other 1%?
Cube: It’s true. I’m actually made in Taiwan, which is much more advanced than the rest of the world in their paper manufacturing technology. Necessity is the mother of all invention you know, and with resources in short supply in Taiwan, it’s important to make good use of the materials they have. So here I am! The other 1% is actually virgin paper.
WB: So why is that necessary?
Cube: Eco friendly ink is printed directly onto the virgin paper, and it’s made into the paper veneer that wraps my inner core.
WB: We’ve found that almost all household furniture contains MDF or particle board, which also contains VOCs and formaldehyde. Please don’t tell me that you have that harmful stuff.
Cube: I’ve heard about that too, and worry not! There’s no VOCs, formaldehyde, or ANY toxic materials in me. I’ve actually undergone third party testing, so you can lay your worries to rest. Many families are concerned with off gassing and other toxins being present, so I’m happy to say that you’ll get none of that nonsense with me.
WB: Wheeew.. That’s a relief. So there really isn’t any comparison is there?
Cube: You guessed it. Now the only trick is gonna be finding some sunglasses that’ll fit my stylish self.
WB: Well if that’s the only thing you have to worry about, life is good! Any plans for the future?
Cube: The possibilities are endless you know. My main goal is helping people to live simply. With everything getting more and more complicated, I feel like we should slow things down and bring it back to the basics.
WB: Very true. Well I’d say good luck, but I know you’re not gonna need it. You might need a little luck with the shades though lol. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to talk to us. We really appreciate it.
Cube: Of course! You know, if you have any other questions, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have. Drop me a line at talktous[at]waybasics.com any time.
Already have a few Way Basics Cubes and looking for other ways to organize? We started carrying storage cubes from JJ Cole Collection earlier this year and they have been the perfect match for easy organization. At Way Basics we like to call them Cozy Cubes because they fit right into our Cube collection and feels like a cozy space to store your things. We searched near and far for the best collapsible storage cube and we believe the designers at JJ Cole hit the mark. Made from high quality fabrics and accented with sophisticated details, Cozy Cubes’ elegant design matches the simplicity of Way Basics storage products. They come in 5 colors: slate grey, sky blue, earth brown, grass green, and flower pink. Our favorite playful combo is white storage cubes with any colored Cozy Cube or if you’re looking for a higher end look, try espresso cubes with the earth brown Cozy Cube. We recently introduced the Nesting Bins for those looking for a simple tray to store your things. We love these so much and of course we use them around our design studio. We’re sure you’ll love them too or we’ll take them back no questions asked
Chief Editor, Long Tran, from Yanko Design is a fan of Way Basics. We sent him a cube for his review and he even produced a video. Check it out.
Yanko Design is a web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design, covering from industrial design, concepts, technology, interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion. It’s about the cutting edge and the classic, the new and the rediscovered. It’s all about the best.
Why are we called Way Basics? Because you can do it any way you like! Take our simple cube, you can mix and match colors, stack them up, put them side by side, do whatever you fancy. We took cedar and white (cause we think it’s a cool modern look) to create a fun modular storage solution. When you get bored, changed it up.
Watch how David instantly transforms the Tribeca Shelving System to his own design. The zBoard Dividers are not only cool design pieces, but they act as support boards so heavy books are no challenge for our shelf and they’ll never warp. Take that particle board furniture!
waybasics.com is your one stop shop for simple, everyday organization solutions that are good for your family and our environment. Our product offerings are multi-purpose and are easy to assemble, requiring no tools or hardware. From basic colorful cubes, coffee tables and 3 tier shelving units to modern bookcases, toy organizers & storage benches, they are perfect for the home or office, apartment or dorm, kid's playroom or teen's room, even closets and garages - just about any room! Explore our website and see how you can bring personality, creativity, and simplicity to your space. We encourage you to give our team a call with any questions or concerns or even if you need any storage or organization advice. We would love to hear from you! 949 892 5279 or talktous [at] waybasics.com